ScHoolboy Q talks Mac Miller, sobriety, and more in new Charlamagne interview

The rapper behind CrasH Talk gets raw.

May 08, 2019

ScHoolboy Q has shared a new interview with Charlamagne Tha God. The nearly-40 minute session covers the creation of his new album CrasH Talk, sobriety, and the deaths of Nipsey Hussle and Q's close friend Mac Miller.

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The death of Nipsey "fucked me up bad" Q says. "Nipsey was one of the realest niggas, bruh... one of the first niggas when my album [2011's Setbacks] dropped to tell me congratulations."

The new record CrasH Talk was originally supposed to be released in November, but was pushed back after Miller's death of a drug overdose. "To this day I don't understand how I can't call my nigga no more," he says. "Losing a soul to gangbanging is way different than losing a friend that's like... an innocent kid... super pure." He did have a chance to play Miller CrasH Talk before his passing — Q says the last time they spoke, they discussed working together on a music video.

The rapper discusses getting off codine syrup and pills to make the new album. "I woke up one morning, I was 250 pounds," he says before marveling, "How am I still here, fool?" His drug use has been longstanding, and bled into the creation of his 2014 album Oxymoron. "The whole [Oxymoron] session, nigga, I don't have one memory from that." Explaining how his drug abuse affected the title, Q says "I was a fuckin' dopehead that was telling you I sold dope. That was the oxymoron."

Watch the entire interview above.

ScHoolboy Q talks Mac Miller, sobriety, and more in new Charlamagne interview